Fire tax increase request in Abington Twp.

First Posted: 7/8/2009

At the June 29 Abington Township meeting, there was only one item discussed from the public submissions. Chuck Copely, Abington Township, spoke about the Scranton-Abingtons Planning Association (SAPA) third and final meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan, which will set guidelines, policies and standards for land development. The purpose is for development, conservation and economic initiatives. The Comprehensive Plan is the basis for the use of public resources to enhance the SAPA quality of life. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, at the Scranton High School Auditorium located at 63 Munchak Way, Scranton. From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be an Open House Mapping Display, from 7 to 8 p.m. the presentation and questions from 8 to 9 p.m. For details, contact John Mullen, McCormick Taylor, Inc. at 215.592.4200 or visit .
Due to a complaint from an Abington Township resident, speed bumps will be added to Academy Street and Madison Lane.
The new business consisted of the fire tax increase request. The Dalton Fire Company and Clarks Summit Fire Company have requested that all municipalities have a rate adjustment for the next contract which will run from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014. The fire companies are asking for an increase of 50 percent, but supervisor Douglas Klamp suggested negotiating a rate of 10 percent during a number of years. The township board plans to go over the budget and no decision has been made at this time.

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